Unusual features of the large and nearly periodic variations in sea temperature which are observed in shallow stratified water along the coast of southern California may be caused by tidal stirring over an irregular bottom and by subsequent horizontal and vertical oscillating movements associated with tides.
Leipper, Dale F.. 1955. "Sea temperature variations associated with tidal currents in stratified shallow water over an irregular bottom." Journal of Marine Research 14, (3). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal_of_marine_research/836